It Always Rains on Sundays


Directed by Robert Hamer, associate producer Henry Cornelius. Script by Angus McPhail, Cornelius and Hamer from the novel by Arthur la Bern. Photography by Douglas Slocombe, art direction by Duncan Sutherland, Music by Georges Auric, Edited by Michael Truman. The cast are Googie Withers, Edward Chapman, Susan Shaw, Patricia Plunkett, David Lines, John McCallum, Sidney Tafler, Betty Ann Davies, John Slater, Jane Hylton, Meier Tzelniker, Jack Warner, Frederick Piper, Michael Howard, Nigel Stock, Hermione Baddeley, Grace Arnold, Betty Baskcomb, Edie Martin, Al Millen, Vida Hope, John Salew, Gladys Henson, Jimmy Hanley, John Carol, Gilbert Davis, Joe E Carr, Arthur Hambling, John Vere, Patrick Jones, Fred Griffiths, Francis O'Rawe and Alfie Bass. Synopsis

Escaped convict Tommy Swann (John McCallum) begs his former mistress (Googie Withers) to hide him from the police. She is now married with two stepdaughters and a stepson. She hides him but as the police close in she tries to gas herself but fails. Eventually the police capture Swann after an exciting chase across railway yards. Lots of small character parts add authenticity to a bleak tale of the East End of London.

Released November 1947

Googie Withers, Patricia Plunkett, Edward Chapman, David Lines and Susan Shaw

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